Here are some android apps we have used so far –
The “Merlin” app is great to identify birds. It has two modes –
Mode 1 – Bird ID
Mode 2 – Photo ID (needs additional download)
In Bird ID Mode, answer the following questions
“Where did you see the bird?”
“When did you see the bird?”
“What size was the bird?”
“What were the main colors?”
“What was the bird doing”
Then the app shows the list of possible birds. [Read more…] about Bird watching apps
I have been using Nikon COOLPIX P610 super zoom camera for a while. The P610 was replaced by it’s newer model, which is the Nikon COOLPIX B700. There is another sibling camera which is the Nikon COOLPIX P900. There are some differences in these three models, but most of below should apply to all these super zoom camera.
These cameras have a great zoom like the P610/B700 have a 60X zoom. The P900 has a huge 83X zoom. A large zoom factor is especially great for bird photos. To give you an idea of 60X zoom below is an image with no zoom and another with 60X magnification. Thanks to one of our friends for capturing these photos on their trip. These photos nicely show the power of 60X magnification.